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"Navel" redirects here. If you were looking for the island in the Sevii Islands, see Navel Rock.

Navel Island
ネーブル島 Navel Island
Navel Island.png
Region Orange Archipelago
Anime debut Navel Maneuvers
Gym info
DannySmall.png Leader: Danny Sea Ruby Badge.png
Challenge: Geyser-freezing,

Ice Sculpting, Bobsled race

Badge: Sea Ruby Badge
Location of Navel Island in the Orange Archipelago

Navel Island (Japanese: ネーブル島 Navel Island) is located in the eastern region of the Orange Archipelago. It is a large island, that is mostly a tall, large mountain. The mountain is so tall, that when approaching the island, it goes past the clouds.

At the foot of the mountain, there is a small, quiet village. One can usually find the Gym Leader Danny windsurfing at the beach there.


Places of interest

Navel Gym

Main article: Navel Gym

A little to the left of town, the challenger will meet a large gate that leads to the Navel Gym. It's a large gate with a painting of a Poké Ball. Inside the gates is a path leading up the large mountain and a cable car to go up there.

There is a sign at the bottom of the hill saying "Welcome all Pokémon Trainers. All Navel Gym challengers must climb to the top of the mountain. Trainers must reach the top on their own. Pokémon may not provide help. Anyone using a Pokémon will be disqualified. Those accompanying the trainer should use the cable car."

Eventually, the path turns into a steep mountain that the Trainer has to climb. About three-quarters up, it begins to snow and the temperature drops because of the altitude. A cabin at the top marks the end of the mountain, where the real test will begin.

The first round is seeing who can freeze a geyser the fastest with Ice-type attacks. There are two, one for the challenger, and one for the Gym Leader.

The second round is sculpting an ice sled from the frozen geyser using only three Pokémon. The design is given on a sign in front of the two ice geysers.

And finally, the third round is a race to see who can get to the bottom of the mountain on their sled first. At the top is a start line, and on the beach below is a goal line. The challenger and Gym Leader are allowed to use three Pokémon to help them steer. The one to win best two out of three or all three wins the Sea Ruby Badge.

Pokémon seen on Navel Island


Name origin

Language Name Origin
Japanese ネーブル島 Navel Tō From navel orange, an orange characterized by the growth of a second fruit shaped like a human navel
English, German Navel Island From its Japanese name
French Île Double Chantilly From crème double and crème Chantilly, French terms for whipped cream
Italian Isola Navel From its English name
Spanish Isla Ombligo* From naranja de ombligo
Isla Navel* From its English name
Korean 네이블섬 Navel Seom From its Japanese name
Chinese 奈普魯島 / 奈普鲁岛 Nàipǔlǔ Dǎo / Noihpóulóuh Dóu* Transliteration of its Japanese name
柰普鲁岛 Nàipǔlǔ Dǎo* Transliteration of its Japanese name
Polish Wyspa Środka From środek (middle/centre)
Swedish Navel-ön From English name
Orange Archipelago
Coral-Eye Badge.png Sea Ruby Badge.png Spike Shell Badge.png Jade Star Badge.png WinnerTrophy.png
Inhabited islands
AscorbiaButwalGoldenHamlinKinnowKumquatMandarin N.
Mandarin S.MikanMoroMurcottNavelPummeloShamouti
Deserted islands
CleopatraFairchildFireFukuhara No. 4
Unnamed islands
Unnamed island (EP092)Unnamed island (EP098)
Unnamed island (EP110)Unnamed island (PK04)
Ghost shipPalace of VictoryPokémon Park
Pokémon ShowboatPummelo Stadium

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